Don’t go it alone: Incubators and accelerators help build lifelong relationships
Launching a startup is a solitary activity, but it doesn't have to be. Joining an incubator can help you connect with like-minded people.
Meet Seoul-based accelerator SparkLabs’ 19th batch of startups
SparkLabs Korea, a Seoul-based seed to early-stage accelerator, held a demo Day on Thursday for its 19th cohort of companies. The latest demo day marks its tenth year after SparkLabs launched its acce
TechCrunch+ roundup: 2022 R&D tax prep, social media for founders, managing remote teams
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Asset management firm Stone Ridge launches Bitcoin-focused accelerator program
Startup accelerator program Wolf aims to scale the Bitcoin-focused Lightning Network and Taro protocol.
Sequoia’s Surge reveals 15 India, SEA startups in seventh cohort
Sequoia Capital India and Southeast Asia disclosed 15 early-stage startups it has selected for the seventh cohort of its accelerator program Surge, pushing ahead with new investments even as the deal
Techstars CEO Maëlle Gavet outlines the accelerator’s newest program in Africa
In April, startup accelerator Techstars, in partnership with ARM Labs, a Lagos-based innovation program focusing on fintech startups, announced the launch of ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator Prog
Has Y Combinator’s new deal changed the early-stage investing game?
Has Y Combinator truly changed the early-stage startup investing game, perhaps in its own favor? Or did it merely provide more time to its portfolio companies to reach their next stage of maturity?
You can’t hack your YC application, but here’s what to avoid
Typically, you hear advice focused on ways to improve your YC application so it gets accepted. Here are some tips on what not to do and why so many YC applications get rejected.
Seed-stage accelerator Flat6Labs closes $13.2M fund for startups in Egypt
Investment activities in Egypt continue to gain steam, not for startups only but also the funds backing them. Today, seed accelerator Flat6Labs announced the second close of its Egypt fund to support
4 lessons I learned about getting into Y Combinator (after 13 applications)
Going through Y Combinator's rigorous vetting gives founders a sense-check of what they’re missing, and who they're missing. Take it from someone who applied to the program 13 times before getting i
Techstars Los Angeles names Matt Kozlov as its new managing director
Techstars Los Angeles, the Los Angeles-focused branch of the global accelerator network, has named Matt Kozlov as its new managing director. Kozlov, a longtime Techstars network fixture, has previousl
Six favorite Techstars startups ahead of its next rush of demo days
With TechCrunch Disrupt happening last month, I fell behind on watching accelerator demo days. It’s time to correct that oversight. In August and September, the Techstars network of startup acce
Edtech is the new SaaS
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The whole crew was back, with Natasha Mascarenhas
Attending a remote startup accelerator is absolutely worth it
We did miss out on a lot we were hoping for, but even with virtual desks and virtual Demo Day, SkyDeck is absolutely worth it.
Y Combinator Demo Day to remain virtual and will be streamed live
After feedback from the investor and founder communities, Y Combinator is making a change to how it does Demo Days in a remote world. The accelerator announced today that it will keep its two-day Demo
Techstars doubles down on space with a new Starburst cohort and European space program
Techstars has got the stars in its eyes, and space on the brain as it doubles down on investment programs that aim to enable the commercial space industry to boldly go where it has never gone before.
TechCrunch’s top 10 picks from Techstars’ May virtual demo days
A month after TechCrunch watched, discussed and parsed the startups from Techstars’ April batch of virtual demo days, we’re back with the handy May edition. Over the past few days, TechCru
Snap’s Yellow accelerator debuts its third batch of investments
This morning, Snap joined a host of startup accelerators shifting its demo day online amid the COVID-19 quarantine. With its third class of startups, Yellow, Snap’s in-house startup accelerator
Changing policy, Y Combinator cuts its pro rata stake and makes investments case-by-case
In a message posted to its internal communications channel earlier this week, the massive startup accelerator Y Combinator said it will change the terms of its own PPP (the YC pro rata investment prog
500 Startups moves to rolling admissions instead of cohorts
500 Startups is scrapping its cohort model for accelerating companies and moving to a rolling admissions process, the accelerator said during its latest demo day. One of the progenitors of the acceler